Thursday’s quiz

The questions are yours for the asking.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual case of peaches.

3 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) At sea what was the “black gang”?

    (2) What was the trimmers job?

    (3) What was the innovation pioneered on the hull of the Normadie in the nineteen thirties which is now almost universal on large merchant ships today?

    (4) In the Royal Navy what did “kissing the gunners daughter” mean?

    (5) What are scuppers?

  2. Teletext says:

    1. On Sunday, May 27 1883 a shockwave was felt around the world. What was the cause of the shockwave?

    2. Where did this shockwave originate from?

    3. Who were Alfred Wegener and J Tuzo Wilson and what was their theory about the cause of the shockwave?

    4. Although these two men were not believed at the time, what are their theories known as now?

    5. What is the Wallace line, where did it run, and what does it delineate?

  3. Teletext says:


    1. They were men who worked in the fire/engine rooms of ships as stokers or firemen.

    2. The trimmer got the coal on board the ship and controlled it until it got to the stokers.

    3. It was the first ship built with a bulbous bow which reduced the wave effect.

    4. It was to be tied over a cannon and flogged usually with a “cat o’ nine tails”.

    5. They are holes in the side of ships used to remove the water from the deck and other places.

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